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    McConnell: ‘Do You Think Chuck Schumer is Impartial? So Let’s Quit the Charade’ on Impeachment

    McConnell: ‘Do You Think Chuck Schumer is Impartial? So Let’s Quit the Charade’ on Impeachment

    “This is a political exercise. All I’m asking of Schumer is that we treat Trump the same way we treated Clinton.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzUb9NHAASE

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called out the Democrats’ weak excuse to withhold the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Fox & Friends this morning.

    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claims she’s withholding the articles because it doesn’t look like the Senate will have a fair trial.

    McConnell pointed out the obvious:

    “Do you think Chuck Schumer is impartial? Do you think Elizabeth Warren is impartial? Bernie Sanders is impartial?” the Kentucky senator said Monday on Fox News about Democrats calling for an impartial Senate trial. “So let’s quit the charade. This is a political exercise. All I’m asking of Schumer is that we treat Trump the same way we treated Clinton.”

    “So if she wants to hold all of the papers, go right ahead,” he said. “I can’t imagine what purpose is served by her holding on to the papers, so sooner or later, I’m assuming she’s going to send them over.”

    He also said that “[Pelosi] apparently believes that she can tell us how to run the trial.”

    Schumer has stressed that he will act as an impartial juror if the Senate holds a trial.

    However, Schumer told CNN, “it seems quite likely” Trump “knows he’s guilty” because he has not spoken before Congress.

    Pelosi made it known she “doesn’t care what the Republicans say” when it comes to the trial.

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    Hollymon | December 24, 2019 at 9:47 am

    and another thing… The best single line in this docudrama so far has come from the Senate Majority Leader who said ” I fail to see the leverage in withholding something we don’t want in the first place.”

    The way I read the Constitution, the Chief Justice presides over any Senate trial, just like a trial judge presides over a trial in the lower courts. It is the judge, not the jury, who decides the format of the trial, witnesses, admissibility of evidence, privileges, etc. Therefore, neither Pelosi or McConnell know what they are talking about. It will be the CJ that will do all of that, not the Senate (the jury).


       
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      Milhouse in reply to Carl. | December 24, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      No. The senate sets its own rules and procedures, and can override any ruling from the chair.


         
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        DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | December 25, 2019 at 10:53 pm

        If I am not mistaken, the CJ’s oversight of the impeachment trial is likely limited to being a potential tie-breaking vote. Normally, this would be the VP, but he’s disqualified by the Constitution because it was presumed he’d be partisan.

    This particular fiasco has taught me that a substantial number of alleged Trump supporters have no idea of what a dismissal for failure to state a claim means.

    They also do not understand how both causes of action and defendants are tried separately.

    There are people who seem to think that the ONLY way to have any “justice” is for there to be one, big, messy “trial” for everyone, Trump, Joe Biden. Hunter Biden and Ciaramella at the very least, and that “nothing has happened” yet, and will not, unless somebody gets frog-marched.

    Maybe I’ve been looking at false flag posts from Democrats.


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